Mary Anning wears a seemingly impenetrable exterior, not unlike a fossil. Leading a humble existence as a fossil hunter, her brilliance as a palaeontologist is systematically undermined in patriarchal and classist Victorian England. One day, Charlotte, a wealthy young woman suffering from melancholia, arrives at Mary’s shop with her husband, who leaves her behind to convalesce. Mary begrudgingly nurses Charlotte back to health; over time, both unearth a tenderness for each other.
Winslet’s and Ronan’s breathtaking performances take the audience on a deep dive into forbidden love. With the ravishing Jurassic Coast framing the duet, Ammonite cements Francis Lee’s place among the most exciting visionaries in queer cinema today.
R21 (Homosexual Content 内容涉及同性恋)
28 Nov 2020, Saturday, 6:30pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ Hall 8
4 Dec 2020, Friday, 6:30pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ Hall 7
Francis Lee is a British filmmaker best known for his debut feature, God’s Own Country (2017). Dubbed “the Yorkshire Brokeback Mountain”, the gay drama won multiple accolades, including the World Cinema Direction Award at Sundance. Lee was awarded Outstanding Newcomer for British Feature Film Writing at the British Screenwriters’ Awards in 2018.
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